Loose style

Sunrise, Inner Harbour, Dartmouth

Sunrise inner harbour dartmouth

Dartmouth, Devon, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I'm doing a lot of pre-wetting the paper at the moment, to get a soft glow to light in the sky and the reflection in water.  So here I applied to a scene I have done a few times before - the inner harbour in Dartmouth, Devon.  I don't normally do a red sky, but went for a bit of atmosphere in this one and keeping it loose.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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This painting is for sale. Please contact Tim Wilmot for details.


St Foy la Grande - A loose one

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St Foy la Grande, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I went a bit looser on this one - especially at the bottom/foreground.  Plenty of water and hold my board at a steep angle.  Let the watercolour do its own thing.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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This painting is for sale. Please contact Tim Wilmot for details.


Sunny approach to old town Albufeira

Sunny approach to old town albufeira

Albufeira, Portugal, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A walk down the hill into Albufeira and the Old Town.  A bit of a strong contra jour this one.  Always a key thing in watercolour to get those contrasting values and silhouettes.  This was a bot of a wet in wet with the initial wash and the sky coming down over the buildings.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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This painting is for sale. Please contact Tim Wilmot for details.


Charco de San Gines - Arrecife

Charco de sans gines

Arrecife, Lanzarote, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

The Charco de San Gines, The 'puddle' is an internal tidal harbour in the main town/city of Arrecife.  Quite tricky to get in the background - many detailed buildings and all mainly white or off white.  When all the buildings are white it can be sometimes a challenge to get right.  I kept it loose.  I have created a video of a similar scene here which I may publish soon up on YouTube.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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This painting is for sale. Please contact Tim Wilmot for details.


Livorno Port Fishing Boats

Livorno port fishing boats

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I think it's good to have a bit of foreground in a harbour scene where there might be distant boats and a horizontal shape to the background.  And then get the foreground in at a slight angle, plus a few smaller boats, painted loosely.  I think I did a video of me painting this one...

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press

 

 


Verrucola - Bridge and Castle view - Plein Air from my Tuscany Trip

River valley and bridge Verrucola 2019

Hello everyone.
 
This was our day 2 location - the castle top village of Verrucola, high up in the hills. We were a bit unlucky with the weather. It rained in the morning, so we were confined to the studio where we painted a scene from Pisa. But after a hearty traditional Italian stew, we painted this pretty scene looking at the main bridge across the river valley and the view of the castle with its bell tower. And the sun made an appearance!
 
Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

Plaza Espana Ronda

Plaza espana ronda

Ronda, Spain, 15" x 11"

From Plaza Espana in Ronda, looking over toward the other side of town over the El Tajo Gorge.  Another painting I videoed but no commentary added as yet.  So I may post one day.  I think this one works with all the connection of the two foreground figures to the middle ground and the background, plus some loose watercolor techniques.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 


Bristol Savages artist outing plein air 2019 #2

Bristol savages artist outing plein air 2019 #2

Tewkesbury, UK, 15" x 11"

2nd Plein air painting with my art club, the Bristol Savages.  Another view towards the Abbey from the mill.  The day was starting to warm up nicely, so you have to speed up your work with watercolour.  The cars were actually parked at 90 degrees to how they are in my picture, but I think they look better this way.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms